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Benefit Type: Education & Training

Institions of Higher Learning

The Education and Training site was designed for Active service members, Veterans, Reservists, Guard members, and Dependents for quick access to a whole host of GI bill information to include:

Certifying officials are campus representatives authorized to sign and submit forms to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on behalf of veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard members and their dependents. Certifying officials verify enrollment, document changes in status and report circumstances affecting benefits. 

To find your school’s certifying official click:  http://www.ndus.edu/students/military-veterans-families/va-certifying-officials/

Free tuition to qualified dependents in North Dakota Institutions of Higher Education NDCC 15-10-18.3 (pdf)

Approved training programs and Non-College Degree Schools in North Dakota that offer programs for veterans. For more information on these programs, visit their website or contact the State Approving Agency.

Hair Styling/Massage Programs

These schools offer a variety of programs, including cosmetology, massage therapy, nail technology and more.

What is On-the-Job Training?

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is training you receive while actually performing a job and earning wages, as well as receiving your G.I. Bill benefits. OJT programs normally range from six months to two years in length. Some examples of OJT are: Welder, Painter, Cook, Pressman, and Auto Mechanic.

Contact the Fargo ND Department of Veteran Affairs Office at (701) 239-7165, for more information.

Combat Veterans and Higher Education:  Helping Student Veterans with PTSD and TBI Achieve Academic Success

Allied Van Lines ScholarshipAnnually, 2 recipients will be awarded $1,000 towards their education. Any servicemen, veteran, or military dependent majoring in logistics, as well as equivalent majors such as business, business operational management, and other like majors can apply for this scholarship.

Our Mission

The State Approving Agency, together with the federal government, manages veterans' education benefits. The State Approving Agency's (SAA) role is to approve and supervise the programs of education and training for eligible veterans, dependents, National Guard members, and reservists. The SAA must specifically approve each plan of education or training in which a veteran or eligible person wishes to use GI. Bill® benefits.  Other responsibilities include: 

The student complaint inquiry website (known as the GI Bill Feedback System) allows students to submit complaints about a school on a variety of issues to include recruiting and marketing, quality of education, grade policies and just about any other issues they find concern with. 

Who should submit a complaint?

US Army Soldier For Life

The Soldier for Life (SFL) Program improves Soldier, Family and Army readiness by developing a broad network of resources to support every Soldier, Veteran and Family member through all phases of their service.

Soldier for Life networks with the community at large to shape education, employment, and health policies, programs and/or services on behalf of our Soldiers, Army Veterans and their Families.

What Is Veteran's Educational Training?

In accordance with ND Century Code 15-10-19.1, para 2.d. 

A "resident student" for tuition purposes means: 

The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service program is authorized by Congress under title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31.  It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. 

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).